Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture. The archaeological record consists of artifacts, architecture, biofacts or ecofacts, and cultural landscapes. Archaeology can be considered both a social science and a branch of the humanities. In North America, archaeology is considered a subfield of anthropology, while in Europe archaeology is often viewed as either a discipline in its own right or a sub-field of other disciplines.



Massive New Monument Found in Petra - 675 x 450

Massive New Monument Found in Petra

Satellites and drones helped reveal huge ceremonial platform near the ancient city’s center. ENLARGE Petra’s Monastery may be the only elevated, dedicated public or ceremonial display area that’s larger than the newly discovered platform. PHOTOGRAPH...

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